Voith wins turbine deal for Manitoba Hydro’s Keeyask project

Voith has been awarded a contract by Manitoba Hydro to equip the Keeyask Generating Station located in Northern Manitoba on the lower Nelson River.

The scope of work for Voith Hydro includes the design, supply and installation of seven new hydroelectric vertical propeller turbine generator units, said Voith in a Sept. 30 statement.

The Keeyask Generating Station is being developed by Keeyask Hydropower LP, a venture between Manitoba Hydro and four Manitoba First Nations: Tataskweyak Cree Nation, War Lake First Nation, York Factory First Nation, and Fox Lake Cree Nation.

When completed, Keeyask will be the fourth largest generating station in the Canadian province of Manitoba, providing approximately 695 MW of capacity and producing an average of 4,400 gigawatt hours of renewable hydroelectricity each year. The first unit is scheduled to be in service in 2019.

“Voith is very proud to be a part of this exciting new hydropower development,” said Bill Malus, President and CEO for Voith Hydro Canada. “We are especially proud to be associated with a project that is being developed collaboratively between a utility and four First Nations to provide long-term energy supply to present and future generations.”

Manitoba Hydro said Feb. 28 that it has inked two major power sales with Wisconsin Public Service Corp. that in part will be served with new capacity at Keeyask.

Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 43,000 people, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.

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